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From: "Robin H. Johnson" <robbat2@××××××××××××××.net>
To: Per Wigren <wigren@××××.se>
Cc: gentoo-dev@g.o, phoenix@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] (Was: Destroying dependancies...) ewarn/einfo logging
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 02:51:25
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Destroying dependancies... by Per Wigren
1 On Wed, Mar 26, 2003 at 02:43:10AM +0100, Per Wigren wrote:
2 > No, I didn't see that, because it was upgraded as part of a -u world,
3 > which I didn't watch all the time... It should have said it at the end
4 > of the -u world instead of in the middle.. Then I had probably seen
5 > it..
6 Hmm, that's a good point, it would have been much more visible if all
7 the notes were at the end of a large emerge, and perhaps also
8 automatically logged to a file somewhere for later review? I know this
9 would have personally also saved me many headaches if I had noticed the
10 output from vpopmail when I was trying to get it warning.
12 I don't know how one would go about spitting all the stuff out at the
13 end, as it is presently done with the ewarn/einfo functions in ebuilds.
14 However putting a copy of the messages in a directory somewhere
15 shouldn't be too hard, and this would go a long way to what we want,
16 while being a useful feature in itself.
18 Somebody did once submit this to the bugzilla tree, but it looks like it
19 never went very far:
22 I've copied the original submitter on this email, so that he hopefully
23 sees it and checks if those patches still apply to portage.
25 > Anyway, I said I wasn't going to whine about it.. Instead I want to
26 > find a better solution for portage to handle stuff like this in the
27 > future..
28 Agreed. I was merely inquiring if the warning had been seen or not. The
29 developers have noted the need for a way to cause a set of packages to
30 be rebuilt after a merge, as this issue has happened on two? packages
31 now (libpng and mysql) I believe. The problem is that to effectively
32 find out what packages need to be rebuilt, large parts of the system
33 must be scanned (see the script in
34 /usr/portage/dev-db/mysql/files/
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Re: [gentoo-dev] (Was: Destroying dependancies...) ewarn/einfo logging Nick Jones <carpaski@××××××.net>